Who Can Apply

  • The Ann Arbor Public Schools welcomes all residents and other eligible applicants. Basic requirements include:

    • Guardianship: The enrollment process must be completed online by a parent or legal guardian. Unaccompanied youth can be enrolled through a sponsor and may qualify for other services through the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act.
    • Student Age: In order to receive funding from the State of Michigan, students must be five (5) years old by December 1 and less than twenty (20) years old on September 1 for the enrolling school year.
    • Residency: Michigan law provides that, in order to complete and maintain enrollment, a parent or guardian must be a resident within the geographical boundaries of the Ann Arbor School District. Students living within the boundaries are guaranteed enrollment at their designated neighborhood schools. Residents wishing to enroll their children at a school other than their neighborhood building may apply for a space-available in-district transfer, or

      • Children of Ann Arbor Public School District Employees are eligible to attend the Ann Arbor Public Schools. 
      • Schools of Choice - The Ann Arbor Public Schools, through Section 105 and 105c allowance by the State of Michigan, will open up Schools of Choice enrollment for public school districts within WISD as well as districts within the boundaries of an Intermediate School District that are contiguous to the WISD.

        School of Choice is currently closed

      • Homeless Students - In accordance with the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (2015) and AAPS BOE Policy 5110.R.01, students who meet the federal definition of homeless have the right to enroll in school immediately, even if they do not have the required documents. Residency documentation for all categories will be processed at the school where the student is enrolling. The matters involving enrollment and residency are under the direct supervision of the Superintendent or the Director of Student Accounting.

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